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Head of Humanities Faculty (with an RS specialism)

John Taylor High School, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 8AZ

This job expired on 16 May 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    6 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

MPS/UPS

Head of Humanities Faculty (with an RS specialism) job summary

John Taylor High School has a vision of one community, striving for personal excellence, based on four key values of respect, perseverance, kindness and integrity.

As a successful Teaching School and newly designated Hub (September 2021), SCITT and Research School, John Taylor High School prides itself on being able to offer a wealth of developmental and leadership opportunities for staff. If you have a passion for excellence and share our vision, we can offer you the opportunity to be part of a successful and progressive Trust, which is committed to ensuring learning is at the heart of all we do.

As a partner academy in JTMAT, we are seeking to appoint a Head of Humanities who has a specialism in RS who can take lead responsibility for providing leadership and management for the humanities Faculty.

The Head of Faculty will fulfil all responsibilities as outlined in the Head of Faculty job description and that of the ‘Subject Leader’ job description for RS.

Additional allowances

TLR 1.1 £8,291

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About John Taylor High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1633 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01283247800

OVERVIEW

John Taylor High School is at the centre of the John Taylor Multi-Academy Trust, and as a successful Teaching School and newly designated Teaching Hub (September 2021), SCITT and Research School, John Taylor prides itself on being able to offer a wealth of developmental and leadership opportunities for staff. If you have a passion for excellence and share our vision, we can offer you the opportunity to be part of a successful and progressive Trust, which is committed to ensuring learning is at the heart of al we do.

We have a vision of one community, striving for personal excellence based on four key values of respect, perseverance, kindness and integrity.

John Taylor High school is situated in the picturesque village of Barton-Under-Needwood, with good communication links via easy access to the A38. The school is a large, popular and oversubscribed Academy with a fully comprehensive, mixed, 11-18 intake, which regularly takes from over 30 feeder schools. There are over 1600 students on roll, included a healthy sixth form of 360 students. This enables us to offer a competitive range of both academic and vocational subjects at Level 3. Our attainments placed us as one of the top performing comprehensive schools in Staffordshire.

At John Taylor High School we have exceptionally high standards in all respects. We strive to develop our students, who through determination and resilience, reach the best that they can be, in all they do. We insist in considerate behaviour which creates a safe and highly effective learning environment for all of the school community. This is demonstrated in our school motto ‘Turn up, work hard, be nice’.

As an ‘Outstanding’ school we have a proven track record of providing a high quality education for young people, and we celebrate their academic and personal achievement with them and their families. The governors, staff and parents are not, however, complacent and share a great ambition for the future of the school community.

ABOUT US

Our 2019 results showed that 61% of our students achieved grade 5 or above in both English and Maths GCSE. Our progress 8 score was +0.55 (well above average, DfE) with our disadvantaged students achieving a fantastic +0.57 figure. At A Level we celebrated a 99% pass rate across all A2 entries and 76% of our A Level entries achieved A*-C. Our students have high aspirations with an incredible 80% of Year 13, applied to study at University, whilst others secured competitive higher level apprenticeships, to include areas such as Law and Accountancy.

At John Taylor High School we offer a knowledge rich, broad and balanced curriculum across Key Stage 3 and 4. Within Year 7, students also get the opportunity to develop cross-curricula links and focus on key skills as well as knowledge in the form of our STRIPE curriculum. Students take their option subjects in Year 9, to commence their GCSE courses in Years 10/11.

We have high expectations in all aspects of what we do, most importantly our core purpose teaching, learning and behaviour. As well as a high quality academic educational experience our students have an extensive range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities available to them, which promote students reaching their individual potential. Such as sporting activities, music and drama, as well as various residential opportunities.

In July 2013 we were designated as a Teaching School and we are a School Centre for Initial Teacher Training, both in Primary and Secondary Education, enabling us to train and develop the next generation of teachers and future leaders. This also provides opportunities for our staff for their own professional development such as Subject leaders for ITT, professional mentor and ITT subject mentor.

Due to the success of the National Forest Teaching School at John Taylor High School, In July we received the prestigious designation as one of the 22 Research Schools in the country now titled Staffordshire Research School. Although in its infancy, this is an extremely exciting development and it is already providing opportunities for our staff, in relation to their own professional development but also giving our staff the opportunity to lead on national training, based on research.

We work in collaboration with the other schools within our JTMAT and these are all within close geographical proximity. This work has afforded invaluable opportunities for collaborative working.

We enjoy extremely strong links with parents, the majority of whom are highly supportive of the school and engage fully in the development of their child's learning.

We are extremely fortunate to have a very highly-skilled, astute and intelligent group of people on our Local Governing Body who offer real support for the school based on informed judgements and robust yet fair challenge and support.

As you can see the school is proud of its academic achievement and this is an extremely important part of what we do. However, it is just one of the things that we do. John Taylor High School is an inclusive community, where our students are treated as individuals and supported to participate fully in all that the school has to offer. We want to educate our students to be well-rounded, responsible and caring but most importantly to be happy and to reach their potential.

We hope that you can see, that we are extremely proud and passionate about John Taylor High School. If you like what you have read, we warmly invite you to come and visit the school.

WORKING FOR US

Our staff at John Taylor High School are extremely valued and staff development and wellbeing are such an important part of our school community. We welcome and support flexible working.

John Taylor High School offers excellent professional development opportunities, a range of development posts (both within John Taylor High School and the MAT), a comprehensive induction programme, NQT support programmes (past the first year).

If you're searching for your next teaching post or support role, please do come and visit us. You'll be joining a great school and we warmly welcome you to be part the John Taylor High School community and join our friendly, supportive, and helpful team.

Arranging a visit to John Taylor High School

We welcome and encourage all applicants to visit our school before submitting their application and to review our recruitment pack on the school website. To book a place on a visit, or to arrange a telephone conversation to discuss the role further, please contact the Head's PA, Mrs Whiting (d.whiting@jths.co.uk)

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